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GRE Verbal Practice Questions

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Build your Vocabulary with more than 1300+ free online practice questions/words

The GRE verbal reasoning section is most difficult and requires maximum preparation (Good vocabulary is key to success). The verbal test is scored on a scale of 130-170, in 1-point increments. GRE Verbal exam has questions on Reading Comprehension, Text Completion, Sentence Equivalence.

The test consists of 1300+ questions. You have to select right synonym.


  complex; subtle; refined
  ready to do something dishonest
  strong; convincing

Use of penurious in news...

Bérubé's penurious parents raised him in the squalid confines of a trailer in the heavily-polluted industrial town of Bayonne, New Jersey, from which the bright young lad, a voracious reader, escaped by winning scholarships — first to a tony ...

Mr. Killebrew was a teenager when he became the penurious Nats' first bonus baby in 1954. He didn't show Hall of Fame potential until 1959, when, at 23, he tied for the American League lead in home runs with 42. He went on to hit 573 balls out of the ...

Some people might have leapt at the chance, but Vince really does not seem to be motivated by self-advancement – as his modest, if not exactly penurious, income suggests. And this modesty trumps much of the criticism that may otherwise be levelled ...

... Fischer's workmanship and project management at a meeting earlier in the month, and as a resident of Vallejo, Scola said the Fischer building serves as a beacon of commercial activity and liveliness in an otherwise barren and penurious downtown. ...

Neighborhood people regarded him as eccentric and penurious. Born in Oxford on Jan. 31, 1785, his father died when he was very young. His grandfather adopted the boy. The young boy wanted to get a liberal education. However, the old man thought it ...

Toughest GRE Words

Below are some words (from our collection of 1300+ words) which were answered wrong by most users..
  • quibble : try to avoid by sophistication
  • arrant : in the highest degree
  • recreancy : cowardly
  • foment : put something warm (to lessen the pain)
  • lucubrate : write in scholarly fashion

How Important is Verbal GRE?
Lot of international students ask... : I have a good score in TOEFL and ..if GRE Verbal really important? The short answer is YES. Again to improve vocabulary learn words/synonyms and their usage. Practice as much as you can. Reading quality text is very important(swallowing vocab words may not help a lot).

GRE word list will help in GRE Sentence Equivalence and Text Completion questions. These type of questions are added from Aug 2011 GRE Test. We belive GRE sample questions with word usage will help you to score more!

Good Luck with your 2014 GRE exams!
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